Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners has over 100 years of investing experience, with a portfolio ranging from brick and mortar retailer Staples to web brands like Skype and LinkedIn. The company operates on a global scale with offices in Israel, India, and both coasts in the US.
Of course, having a long and storied history does give investors any number of opportunities to completely screw it up, and BVP doesn’t hide the fact that no one gets it right all the time. Make sure to look at the ones that got away.
Date founded: 1911
Current Investment Team Size: 55
Sector Focus: Clean tech, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Financial Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Mobile, Online Retail
Portfolio/Investments: 250+ (Startups Introduced to BVP annually – 4,380; Number of times BVP passed on Fedex: 7) (Linkedin, Skype, Pinterest, Yelp, Box, Wix, Twilio, VeriSign, Fivrr, LifeLock)
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